Brian Parr, Ph.D., Aiken Standard: Mindfulness can be described as an awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. This is most commonly explored through mindful meditation, a practice that is credited with improving physical and mental health.
Beyond meditation, being mindful can help to improve attention and focus in nearly every aspect of life.
Thinking about your actions and the effect they have on your health and the health of others can be good for you and those around you.
It turns out that we engage in many health behaviors that are driven more by habit than conscious decision-making. This …